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this year. burning several months this year. burning prosecutors have told the press agency that they launched an investigation against this man, anis amri, following a tip—off from federal security agencies. now, this tip warned that anis amri was considered a potential threat, and might be planning a break—in to finance the purchase of automatic weapons for use in an attack. he was involved in a bar brawl and was shown to be dealing drugs in a park in berlin, but there was also the warning he may have been tried to prepare for some kind of terrorist attack. the covert operation on this man was called off in september. so some questions for the authorities as to why this surveillance ended. asa as to why this surveillance ended. as a result of this, he's now chief
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suspect in the german attack on the christmas market attack in berlin, on monday. more details for you when we get them. that's our top story. german prosecutors have named their prime suspect in the berlin lorry attack as 23—year—old tunisian national anis amri in a wanted notice. a multi—millionaire property developer who murdered his escort girlfriend has beenjailed for life with a minimum term of 25 years. a royal marines serving a life sentence for the murder of an afghan fighter has been refused rail while waiting for an appeal. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. a little bit of bread there, but not too bad. a little bit of red there, but not too bad. the evacuation of civilians
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from the syrian city of aleppo has resumed. a convoy of buses is taking some of the last three thousand evacuees from eastern districts of aleppo. we need now is the head of the humanitarian campaigns for save the children. we've had various points for evacuations to begin, but there have been men tree and diplomatic hold—ups. what is clear now is that these evacuations must continue, almost it's important those trapped within east aleppo are given safe passage out of the city. how many people may still be inside the city waiting to get out? our partners believe that 1000 or 2000 families a day will continue to leave over the next week, so still many people to
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be evacuated. those fleeing are leaving appalling conditions, bombed out houses with little shelter from the elements. temperatures are plummeting, there is no on the ground and many haven't had food or medical supplies since the city was cut off in the summer. we can see that from these pictures. once they get out of the lab oh —— aleppo, where can they go? they can be moved into relatives safely. it's important to remember... a volunteer has been killed last week, so these people aren't totally out of danger. its relative safety at this point. what they can get there is food supplies, lanky other things so that
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they can survive. aren't we seeing potentially the same problems in aleppo being perpetuated in id lib? is important that this doesn't happen. we saw the security council passing... it's important that the international community doesn't fail to protect civilians, it's important they are protected and kept safe. and that we don't see things happening in aleppo happening again. there are many people in the besieged cities at this time so it's important that a peaceful solution is found, a solution that can get these things to these people who need it. there has been precious little piece, ceasefires have come
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and gone, civilians have died and observer the king at a map of syria would say that id lib is going to be the next place that is targeted. should these evacuees, this civilians, these people who are leaving aleppo, is this the place they should be going? it's out of them where they are. it's relative safety. they can get the basic supplies they need that that is why it's so crucial for the international community to find a peaceful to protect those being evacuated from aleppo. thank you for coming in from save the children. president obama has less than a month left in office but he has used his last days in the whitehouse to bring in a ban on new drilling for oil and gas in most us—owned waters in the arctic ocean as well as parts of the atlantic. he's used a 19505 federal law to make the change
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meaning that donald trump will have to go through the courts if he wants to overturn it. our environment analyst roger harrabin reports. the oil industry has a bad safety record in northern waters. look back to 1989, the tanker exxon valdez aground in alaska. spilling hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil. polluting 1,300 miles of coastline. some of the oil still endures and some animal species have yet to recover. northern waters are so cold, it takes bacteria much longer to break up oil products than it would in warmer waters. and drilling conditions are among the most challenging on earth. as shell discovered in 2014, its drilling rig, the kulluk, also aground in the arctic‘s tempestuous seas. the firm later halted its arctic exploration programme. this is a win for common—sense. the oil companies wanted to go further north as the ice cap melts,
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to drill for more oil. and this is a serious move against them, it's a win for communities on the coasts who would have been devastated if there'd been an oil spill. and a win for the climate because we cannot afford to burn that oil. oil keeps the world moving, and the industry says we need more of it. but its co2 emissions heat the climate. scientists say we have already found three times more fossil fuels than we can burn without risking the planet. the arctic is already warming fast. scientists are very alarmed. president obama's drilling ban is good news for environmental protection there. if it lasts. president—elect trump says he's not worried about climate change. he wants to protectjobs in the coal industry and he wants to build new oil pipelines and he wants to pull the united states out of the world deal on global warming. the decision by president obama to attempt to lock up the arctic is part of his attempt to ensure his legacy on climate change. roger harrabin, bbc news. joining me now from our bristol
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studio is alasdair cameron from friends of the earth. this is a nice present to leave behind on the part of president obama for conservationists. this is great news for the wildlife, conservationists, the people that live there, the arctic. we've seen the damage an oil spill can do. we have to remember what happened in the gulf of mexico and this is a much tougher operating environment and would be more difficult to fit it anything went wrong. at least these areas will be off—limits. but this is a bit more about conservation. it's also about climate change. we know we can't burn all the fossil fuels we find. if we heat more than 2 degrees, we can't burn more than 75% of the fuels we know about, we had to leave
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most of them in the ground and we certainly shouldn't be looking for new sources. ok. but we have a president elect who is about to assume the presidency next month. he is ambivalent on climate change and he's not entirely sure that it is man—made. if it is taking place at all. the way that president obama has managed to lock down this legislation in banning drilling in these areas is interesting, isn't it? yes. it's an interesting way that he is done it. there is precedent for this, as previous presidents have done so, offshore areas have been off—limits to oil and gas and none of those have been overturned. commentators certainly think it will be difficult for trump to overturn this, but obviously people will fight him all the way. i
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think it's interesting. president trump —— president elect trump has some very strange trump —— president elect trump has some very strange ideas, and i think president obama is dried to send a signal that he's doing what he can to ensure his legacy. climate change is one of the defining challenges of oui’ is one of the defining challenges of our iraq, and as powerful as president elect trump is, he is only one person in one country, so that other countries come together then we can tackle this. china is the biggest polluter, and a very large section of the american public are sceptical about man—made climate change. donald trump is chiming in with a hell of a lot of americans on this what are your concerns over the next four years, in terms of possible reversals of american policy on man—made climate change?” think the scepticism of the american
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public is overdone. 80% of americans wa nt public is overdone. 80% of americans want action on climate change, it's across all parties. but, of course, it is concerning, it's more than concerning. a child waving some scissors around is concerning. this is potentially disastrous. what is happening in the energy market is revolutionary. donald trump is backing the wrong horse on this. sustainable and technologies are growing extremely fast. costs are falling in the uk. renewable energy sources are now the cheapest available. so, this is a global energy revolution, and frankly donald trump is backing the wrong horse. it could well be that those oil and gas reserves in the arctic may not be needed or wanted even if they were available. thank you for joining us. we have got a full hour
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of news coming up, but for now, let's have a look at the weather news. time for a look at the weather with darren bett. some poor travel weather on the way. some poor travel weather on the way. some wintry weather over the hills in the north, and throughout, very windy. gale force winds and frequent showers into the north west of scotland. overnight, some rain and cloud developing, drifting away from the south. behind it, patchy fog in the south. behind it, patchy fog in the south—east. as the skies clear in england and wales, very chilly. it means there is some risk of icy conditions over some higher level routes. across northern ireland, some stronger winds blowing the
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showers into the north west of england, and the south—west, and wales. through the east midlands and eastern england, cold, bright, but remember, we've got some patchy fog in the south—east. it shouldn't last too long. it would be a dry day with sunshine for the south of england. but the gaels will continue in the north—west of scotland. some atrocious weather in the scottish mountains, feeling particularly cold here. the winds really strengthen as we head into friday. this of course is our second named storm of the season. storm barbara bringing a speu season. storm barbara bringing a spell of rain, but the biggest concern is the strength of the wind. so, we have this amber wind warning from the met office. the strongest
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of them developing on the second half of friday, and across the north west of scotland. dust is of 80 to 90 mph. gusts of 60 to 70 elsewhere. in the morning, the winds won't be as strong. still some blustery showers, and a bit of wintry nest over the hills. drier and brighter, but cloud amounts will increase in time for christmas day. another area of low pressure threatening to bring some gusty winds across the whole of the country. we could see however on christmas day ‘s record—breaking temperatures. this is bbc news.
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i'm clive myrie. the headlines at seven. a manhunt is under way for the suspect of the berlin christmas market attack. he's been named as 23—year—old anis amri, a failed asylum seekerfrom tunisia. i'm robert hall live in berlin. it's emerged that the suspect had already been under covert surveillance and had served time for theft and arson. life for the property developer millionaire who murdered his escort girlfriend — he told the police his reasons. once i'd attempted to murder her, i'd be in a hell of a lot of trouble for that and she could have still gone on and blackmailed me. a royal marine serving a life sentence for the murder of an injured afghan fighter, has been refused bail,


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